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Scrumptious scones

Posted on | September 29, 2010 | No Comments

I don’t often post recipes on this blog but I’m making an exception for this one. This week has seen 3 of children rebel as they are sick of sandwiches in their school lunchbox every day. Coincidentally last week my sister in law mentioned she had just eaten some delicious scones so I decided to give the recipe a go.

Et voila

Result. The kids loved them. Preparation was very easy. It was perfect for getting all the kids involved, each had their own job to do which made the whole process very fast. We didn’t have any mustard powder in the house so it was omitted in our version of the scones but would definitely add it to the next batch to see what flavour it adds.

Overall a vertible success.  Happy kids and a happy mammy ;-)

Cheddar and Sweetcorn Scones


  • 250gr drained sweetcorn kernels
  • 350gr self raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp English mustard powder
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 50gr cold unsalted butter, cubed
  • 175gr cheddar cheese, grated
  • 175 ml semi skimmed milk
  • ½ lemon, juiced.


Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Mix flour, baking powder, mustard, paprika, salt and  thyme in a large bowl. Rub in butter until the mix looks like fine crumbs. Add the cheese and corn. Mix the milk and lemon juice, then stir into the bowl to make a dough.

Tip the dough onto a floured surface, knead a few times to smooth. Divide into 10-12 balls. Shape into a scone shape with your hands and place on a floured baking sheet.

Bake for 10-12 mins or until the scones are risen, golden and sound hollow when tapped on the bottom. Cool on a rack.

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